Date of Award
Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity
ASL & Interpreting
The definitions and characterizations of conference interpreting work found in the literature primarily refer to the work done by spoken language interpreters. As many American Sign Language (ASL)-English interpreters currently work in conference settings, it is important to define and characterize conference interpreting for this group of practitioners. A mixed methods approach was used to learn about the experiences of sign language interpreters working in conference settings. This paper will discuss the inherent features of conference environments experienced by sign language interpreters, ways in which conference work differs from generalist work, and the changes in the process by which sign language interpreters begin interpreting in the conference setting.
David, Amanda M.. (2018). Characterizations of conference interpreting by sign language interpreters. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maisce/27